Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, Sadie Dotson Hurst, the first woman to serve in the Nevada State Legislature, introduced the resolution to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States during a Special Session in 1920; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Legislature approved the resolution to ratify the 19th Amendment, sending it to Governor Boyle for consideration; and

WHEREAS, on February 7, 1920, Governor Boyle signed the resolution at a ceremony attended by Sadie D. Hurst and other leaders of the Nevada suffrage movement; and

WHEREAS, Nevada is honorably represented in Washington, D.C. by a majority female delegation, including: U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen, U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus and U.S. Congresswoman Susie Lee; and

WHEREAS, during the 2019 Legislative Session, the State of Nevada proudly became the first state in the nation with a majority female legislature, and currently, half of the constitutional officers in the Silver State are women; and

WHEREAS, for the first time in Nevada history, a majority of female justices preside over the Nevada Supreme Court, with: Chief Justice Pickering, Justice Stiglich, Justice Silver, and Justice Cadish; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada commemorates and honors all those who led this movement in pursuit of equality for all women, especially those whose efforts were ahead of their time, refusing to remain silent in order to pave the way for so many women to have a voice in the Silver State;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby recognize February 7, 2020, as the


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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 21st day of February, 2020

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